Hennepin County

Who We Are
Small Business Program contacts for the three jurisdictions

Vendor Lists

To obtain a copy of the most updated CERT business list, please go to the City of St. Paul's CERT website: https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/human-rights-equal-economic-opportunity/contract-compliance-business-development/central. From there, scroll down to the heading "CERT Business List." To do a keyword search in the PDF document, please hit "Control + F" and a search bar will appear.


Online (new applications and renewals)

Paper applications are still accepted. However, we recommend the electronic application for faster submission and processing.

Eligibility Criteria

Small Business Size Standards

CERT System

Create an Account

The process to apply for certification involves 2 steps:

Step 1: Create an account in our system.
Step 2: Fill in and submit an electronic application.

Please fill in the information below. The account creation process takes only a couple of minutes, and all information can be updated at any time in the future.

Creating an account in this system is only the first step in submitting a certification application. You will be automatically directed to the start of the certification application form once you log in.

Important Note: If your firm is currently certified with the Central Certification CERT Program then an account already exists in the system. If you received any form of notice from this system, an account may have been pre-configured for you. Please look up your business to see if an account already exists. You can also check with Customer Service before registering to check for an existing account.

If you have questions about this registration process or need more information, please contact Customer Service.

* required entry
Section 1: Business Lookup
Tax ID Number * Enter your firm's Tax ID Number and click Lookup to check if an account already exists.
  Click to Lookup
(Federal Tax ID, 9 numbers, do not enter dashes or spaces)

Section 2: Business Information
Business Name *
DBA Name
Company Type *
Company Ethnicity
Company Gender

Section 3: Business Contact Information
Main Company Email *
Main Phone *  Ext. 
Main Fax
Company Website
Company Address *

City *
State/Province *
U.S. States/Provinces    Canadian Provinces
Zip Code/Postal Code *
U.S. Zip Code    Canadian Postal Code
Country *

Section 4: Company Contact Person
Name *
(first, last name)
Email/Username * (Copy from above)
Phone Number * (Copy from above)
Fax Number (Copy from above)
Choose password *
Password requirements:
Must be at least 6 characters long
Retype password *
Time Zone *

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